Seed Starting Mix

Newsletter: February 13, 2016




Hello George,

Over the past few emails, we’ve covered choosing your tomato and pepper seeds, seed starting tips with details about soil temperature, moisture and light and how to proactively minimize seedling diseases. If you need to catch up, simply click one of the links above.

Today we’re moving into seed starting mixes – what they are, what they do and how to choose wisely when confronted with the “Great Wall” of seed starting mixes at your garden center. We look at a range of prices and compare them to each other and one we’ve used for several seasons with good success. Ingredients, labeling and claims made are also examined to give you a better understanding of what’s in each bag.

Read “Are Seed Starting Mixes Worth Your Money?” to equip yourself and make the best decisions for your garden!

We are testing the seed germination of these mixes, and reviewing several potting soils to see if they measure up, so stay tuned!

Now you’ve got a handle on seed starting mixes, here’s a couple of our favorite tools to make the seed starting process easier and more successful!

Our Paper Pot Maker creates the ideal seed starting pots. Layered newspaper creates a wicking pot, keeping the soil perfectly moist and quickly decomposes when transplanted.

The Hand Seed Sower gets those tiny little seeds in the right place the first try. Stop wasting time, give your back and knees a break with this simple tool. 

The Crystal Apple cucumber was introduced in Sydney, Australia by the Arthur Yates seed company and was being imported and offered by American seed companies by the early 1930s.

These small three inch oval fruits are about the size of a small apple with a creamy pale greenish-white color and mild, slightly sweet flavor with a crisp texture and no bitter aftertaste.

Resembling Granny Smith apples, they are often tender enough to eat skin and all.

See the Crystal Apple Cucumber here!

From the soil to the seed to the food you eat – we’ll help you grow your best garden!

Discover a better, holistic gardening approach with our hand-selected heirloom seeds, expert gardening advice and delicious recipes.

Stephen and Cindy Scott

Terroir Seeds | Underwood Gardens

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